posted on Oct, 22 2013 @ 02:47 AM
I would even say it looks remotely organic. Are we looking at a fossil? Even if it's just a rock, how the hell does something like this
That's quite an eye-catcher among the other rocks at Curiosity's current location.
Some on here would probably compare such shapes with what happens when you pour heated lead into water: you'd get countless weird shaped pieces and
something similar might have happened through volcanic activity, impact debris from meteors etc.
Although such theories (in combination with weathering & erosion) may certainly account for some of the distinctive landscape features at Gale Crater,
I personally think they fail to explain the bigger picture ... especially when taking into account the other interesting bits & pieces we've seen and
discussed up to now. Can't say what it is we're seeing in the OP, but it certainly is an interesting rock.
Nice find, S&F!
edit on 22-10-2013 by jeep3r because: text